River Dart at Dartington

A nice afternoon walk along the River Dart. Its amazing what you see if you stand in one spot for an hour. 2 pairs of buzzards, calling and sky dancing, a dozen or more screaming swifts, a female mandarin with 9 young, 4 ravens overhead, mistle thrush, a female goosander on passage up river, a kingfisher up and down river, possible yellow wagtail, and the best part was a pair of GS woodpeckers feeding their constantly squawking young in a hollow tree. On the butterfly front was common blue, male and female, small copper, small white. A very enjoyable and sunny afternoon


Small Copper
Small Copper


Posted May 30th, 2015 at 7:51 pm by Steph Murphy in General Birding